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EPA History: Lead

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Press Releases

  • EPA Requires Phase-Out of Lead in All Grades of Gasoline
    [EPA press release - November 28, 1973]

  • EPA Sets New Limits on Lead in Gasoline
    [EPA press release - March 4, 1985]

  • EPA Takes Final Step in Phaseout of Leaded Gasoline
    [EPA press release - January 29, 1996]

  • PR Lead Based Paint Right to Know Extended
    [EPA press release - December 6, 1996]

Other Resources

  • EPA Lead website

  • Lead Poisoning: A Historical Perspective. May 1985 EPA Journal article by Jack Lewis.